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Adjustable gastric band

Adjustable gastric band treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (A-band, lap-band, LAGB) is a type of weight reduction surgery in which a silicone band is placed around the stomach’s upper part to reduce the size of the stomach and decrease the intake of food.

An individual's stomach pouch smaller than a normal stomach decreases the quantity that that small stomach can hold at once. This increases theed feeling of fullness even if a tiny amount of food is ingested. Hunger is reduced, which leads to a lessening of the overall consumption of food.

With this specific procedure of adjustable gastric band treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore, body is allowed to digest food as usual so that there is no fear of mal-absorption.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band procedure

  1. The silicon band is placed and secured around the stomach’s top part, and a pouch is created in the belly above where the band is set.  The rest of the stomach is below the band.

  2. The surgeon places the band around the stomach’s upper portion; a tube is attached to the band. This tube is then made accessible via a port placed below the skin in the abdomen.

  3. The surgeon uses this port to inject a saline solution into the band to inflate it.

  4. It is possible to adjust the degree of constriction around the stomach's upper part. 

Working on the newly created system

The amount of the gap between the pouch formed above the band and the remaining portion of the stomach determines how full you feel. The opening size can be changed by injecting saline solution through the constructed port under the skin. While food generally flows through the stomach, the narrow, constrained band holes impede this. In the case of type 2 diabetes, it is less effective, and it also has a modestly favourable impact on metabolism.

Advantages of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band

  1. The rate of complications early after surgery is the lowest for this procedure.

  2. Neither the intestines nor the stomach is divided.

  3. The procedure does not require the patient to remain in the hospital for an extended period but is discharged on the same day.

  4. It is possible to remove the band if so required.

  5. Post this procedure, the of individuals suffering from mineral and vitamin deficiencies is the lowest among all bariatric surgeries.

Disadvantages of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band

  1. During the first year post-surgery, the individual may need to make monthly office visits and make several adjustments to the band.

  2. The weight loss resulting from this procedure is slower and lesser than with other bariatric surgical procedures.

  3. The individual faces the risk of the band slipping or moving (slippage) and the risk of the stomach facing damage over time due to erosion from the band.

  4. The procedure needs a foreign implant to remain in the individual’s body

  5. The re-operation for this procedure is high

  6. After the procedure, the individual could face problems with swallowing, and the oesophagus could enlarge.

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